TVS Motor Company Limited is the automotive division and part of the TVS group. The company was founded in 1979 and among the oldest players in the Indian two-wheeler market. The company has its headquarter in Chennai while the main two-wheeler manufacturing unit is based at Hosur, Tamil Nadu. Other production plants are located at Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and in Indonesia. It used to focus its attention on manufacturing of mopeds before joining hands with Suzuki and the company was christened TVS-Suzuki.
The partnership lasted 19 years that saw products likes Shaolin, Samurai, Shogun and the Fiero being launched. After the split in 2001, TVS launched the Victor range of commuter motorcycles that was indigenously developed and was an instant hit. Another popular product in its stable was the Scooty range of scooters which was highly popular among young female riders. To give the performance hungry Indian bikers, TVS introduced the Apache range of motorcycles in 160 and 180 avatar.
The Apache is among the highest selling 150cc motorcycles in India and was updated a few years ago. In the recent years, the Hosur based two-wheeler manufacturer has focussed its attention on scooters and the result has been the Jupiter, Wego and Scooty Zest. TVS has also joined hands with BMW Motorrad and the first motorcycle will be launched in 2016. The new TVS-BMW motorcycle will be developed and designed by the German bikemaker while TVS will produce them in India to keep costs low.Read MoreRead Less